An emotional BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Uttarakhand capital Dehradun on Sunday and criticised the way Congress government in the state dealt with the flash floods that claimed lives of 4,364 people in June.
The prime ministerial candidate had been among the first politicians to visit and inquire about the flood situation in Uttarakhand. Scientists have been planning to build storage projects in the Himalyan region to avoid destructive floods.
"In fact, the Tehri Hydro Project, which is a storage project, absorbed the excess discharge in the Bhagirathi and helped in saving towns of Rishikesh and Haridwar in the downstream," M M Madan, Director (Hydel) at GVK Group, told PTI.
Below are the highlights of Modi's speech:
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